- How can I get fuel out of a car without getting in my mouth?
stop sucking before the fuel gets in your nmouth?
Keep the tube up high until you have sucked enough then bend tube in half before lowering it down into the can. If you do the traditional keep the tube down right next to the can while you suck you are stuffed – been there 🙁Posted 5 years agoLMTMember
When i px’ed mine the other week, i just went round family friends, cups of tea, lunch then when i had used the fuel and seen everyone i wanted to for at least the next month dropped the car off no fuel. Pleased everyone, surely no one is that tight they have to suck the fuel out.Posted 5 years ago
Everyone’s an expert 🙄Posted 5 years ago
yeah selling it privately might have got more money but then I’ve got the hassle of taking pics, making the advert and then loads of numpties phoning me during work hours with the sole intent of getting the car as cheaply as possible. Coming round my house interupting my dinner, kicking tyres and saying ‘hmmm there’s a scratch there’ OR I can px it and suck up the loss with no hassle whatsoever. hmmm now which one will I do?
Everyone’s an expert
No need to be a dick. Was only trying to help.
It was a suggestion seeing as though you are trying to save £60 of fuel by syphoning it out…
Advert “Gold diesel, must go ASAP £400…” etc etc and go out for a nice dinner with the money you make extra or buy something for your bike. Less hassle than syphoning fuel.Posted 5 years ago
I know where you are coming from. Try selling an old E30 325i BMW and getting all the voicemails in irish accents offering you 1/2 what you put it very reasonably for a quick sale up for! Quite a desirable car to slam to the ground and use for drifting around in. I loved that car so held out for an enthusiast.
A good way to avoid all the messing round is just post up on somewhere like here or an owners forum if you frequent one. Put where you are and be honest about the condition etc and say you just want it gone by X date and normally someone will looking for a car to tide them over or know someone who is. Anything over scrap/PX value pays for a treat for you and the OH and is more satisfying that feeling done over by a dealer.
Did exactly that for a friend of mine and a lad from my local cycling club bought it and a year later it’s still going and taking him on trips and he doesnt need to worry about throwing the bike in the boot as it’s bangernomics. Was heading to the scrap yard the next day if not sold.Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not attempt to syphon off by mouth a mate of mine almost died doing this by swallowing and inhaling the fuel.. PLEASE PLEASE DONT DO IT!!!
Then he had a fag and went puffftttt.
Seriously though fuel in the lungs or stoamch is dangerous.
Use a syphon , abvailable from toolstation or screwfix,Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
Aldi are doing syphon pumps right now
How ever i seriously doubt a golf will be syphonable…..
If i really needed the fuel id stick a bulb on the flexi before or after fuel filter and pump it out from there
How ever – even the scotsman in me isnt that tight
Does seem wierd to take a stupidly lowball trade in price and then worry about the fuel in the tank….. Ive sold non running crap cars for more than 200 quid!!! Ffs i got 500 quid trade in on a mk4 1.4 golf with a blown headgasket and banjaxed waterpump…… And te garage knew about this !Posted 5 years agosingletrackmindMember
If its a MK3 Golf I have syphoned the petrol out of one. Previous mental womam mis-fuelled it , and having already dinged the wing enough to write it off , decided to scrap it.
She told garage owner to get rid of it, he did . He sold it to me for £100. She found out and went bat-shit at me ‘profiteering’ at her misfortune. So I gave her £20 to shut her up.
Otherwise why not undo one of the jubilee clips under the car and drain it down? Then add a tiny bit back and play fuel roulette all the way to the garagePosted 5 years ago
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